I actually tried to follow your tut on install FarmOS in RPi (thanks for it). I couldn’t figure it out so I just bought a subscription, lol. All I ever got to show was the nginx or apache welcome page, lol. Hopefully, the folks on here can hold me hand as I walk this journey, lol. It’s gonna be interesting, fer sure!
Quoting the issue description - it’s hard display a date format in the help text because “the implementation of this datepicker is up to the browser vendor, as the HTML5 specification does not tell vendors how to implement the input’s UI.”
Right now farmOS date fields also require a time to be specified.
I’ve always wanted to simplify the second issue, by somehow making the “time” optional. The workaround is to basically just enter 12:00:00 as the time. I would love to see a “smarter” widget for date/time selection that hid the time by default (and defaulted to 12:00:00) but allowed you to “Add a time” and that would let you customize it further.
In many cases a time is not necessary. But in some contexts it is! So farmOS uses “timestamp” fields for most date storage, because it provides that granularity. So it’s really just a matter of massaging the UI to make it easier to work with “date only” data.
Even with a subscription, it is no harm to have a test server to test new things.
I put up a new version on my Blog if you want to guinea pig it. I’ve split it into 2 parts, so you can try it without SSL/Nginx first and then work from there. It probably still needs a little tidying.